Nature is wondrous, and its animal kingdom always finds new ways to entertain and fascinate us. Yet, one man was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time, and he filmed a spectacular scene!
Namely, an agile bobcat makes a long jump over water and lands onto the next pile of the collapsed dock on Pecan Island in Louisiana, USA. In a single move, the feline reaches the other side and can be seen composing himself right before the jump.
Laurel Serieys, a wildlife biologist at University of Cape Town and project coordinator at Urban Caracal Project, explains that “bobcats can easily jump several meters”, and in this case, “the bobcat is trying to avoid getting wet, and given what agile athletic animals they are, jumping across the bridge is not too difficult.”
The person filming was in a fishing boat nearby and explained:
“We were just out fishing for blue crab in Pecan Island, LA and this huge bobcat came out across the weir. I grabbed my phone thinking he was about to get wet, but he surprised us all.”
The video fascinated people on social media, and one commenter wrote:
“What’s interesting to me is that while it’s an impressive jump, its body language is that of a little hop.”
It seems we have a nominee for the Olympic medal!